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  • Information Officer Carlton Philadelphia with Director of Primary school Bavon Tabintwere, staff and students in front of latrines 2 & 3. (State Dept. Images)

    Inauguration of Two Special Self-Help Projects

    The Ambassador’s Special Self Help Funds are designed to support and aid in building local communities. We were impressed with our first visit to Ngwanza Schools. This orderly complex, located in the low-income community of Kimbanseke, educates children from pre-school through high school. Classrooms were clean, spacious, and well lit.

  • ARS Speaker Bervely Ott with the Great Vision Business Academy in Goma, DRC. (State Dept. Images)

    ARS Speaker Discusses Entrepreneurship in DRC

    ARS Guest speaker Beverly Ott held a series of workshops on entrepreneurship in the Great Lakes Region of Eastern Congo from April 13 to April 19. Beverly held multiple programs, both working directly with vulnerable problems, and holding training of trainers to build capacity. Using discussions and role-playing ...

  • During the signaing of the memorandum of understanding at Goma Space. (State Dept. Images)

    Inauguration of an American Space at Goma

    The U.S. Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, James C. Swan, inaugurated the American Space in Goma, Nord Kivu province on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 in partnership with La Maison des Jeunes. Ambassador Swan and Father Wilvin Alberto Rodriguez officially signed the Memorandum of Understanding and cut the ribbon to open the American Shelf.

  • Mira Reynolds leads discussion on women in society. (State Dept. Images)

    Mira Reynolds Presents on Women’s History

    On March 14th, U.S. Intern Mira Reynolds spoke at the CALI English Club about women’s history. She gave a brief presentation of American women in society and how their roles have changed throughout time, and then led a discussion about the role women play in society today.

Ceasear is showing the Solar light systems for the delivery and operation rooms. (State Dept. Images)

    Inauguration of a SSH Project- Maternity Esengo

    The Embassy signed a contract to provide two solar light systems for the delivery and operation rooms of the maternity, and December 15, 2015, the DCM inaugurated the recently installed solar light systems. Upon arrival at the maternity, the DCM and the SSH team were graciously greeted by a compassionate, professional team of workers.

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  • Cultural Affairs Officer Jessica Chesbro explaining the requirements for the small grants program. (State Dept. Images)
    Presentation on Small Grant Program

    On March 10, 2016 at the American Corner Limete, an enthusiastic crowd gathered to hear Public Affair Section staff present about the requirements for the small grants program. The presentation was the first public test of an information package to be distributed throughout the DRC. 

  • Ambassador Swan Pledges to Support Women
    Ambassador Swan Pledges to Support Women

    In March, the YALI Network will re-launch the successful #Africa4Her initiative, which debuted in March 2015, as part of its focus on human rights issues. The goal is to encourage YALI Network members, particularly men, to show their support for educational and professional opportunity for women and girls. 

  • Dr. Diana Putman, USAID/DRC Mission Director (second from right), congratulated the Congolese authorities on their success in disrupting a network of ivory traffickers.(Photo by Sarah Jean Harrison/USAID)
    Press Conference on Ivory Seizure

    Diana Putman, USAID/DRC Mission Director, spoke at a press conference with World Wildlife Fund officials in Kinshasa on Feb. 23, 2016, to congratulate the Congolese authorities on their success in disrupting a network of ivory traffickers. On Feb. 4, Congolese authorities seized approximately 30kg of ivory tusks and ornaments ... 

  • Embassy stand attracted a crowd of people. (State Dept. Images)
    Embassy Kinshasa Sponsors Amani Festival

    On February 12th to 14th , the US Embassy sponsored the Amani Festival, a festival promoting peace, in the city of Goma, North Kivu. During the festival, the US Embassy staffed two booths, providing festival-goers with both in-person information on different programs and a chance to win prizes 

  • Tony Fernandes, the American Bar Association, and the Prosecutor General's Office. (State Dept. Images)
    Promoting Accountability for Gender-Based Violence

    On February 9, 2016, INL Africa and Middle East Office Director Tony Fernandes met with the American Bar Association and the Prosecutor General’s Office in Goma to discuss the need for improved prosecutions of sexual and gender-based violence cases. 

  • FARDC Officers showing their certificates. (State Dept. Images)
    FARDC Attend Magistrate Course in Lubumbashi

    From 18 January to 5 February 2016, American and Congolese military instructors conducted the third iteration of the Magistrate Basic Course in Lubumbashi, DRC. Instructors trained 44 judges, prosecutors and conseiller juridiques on Human Rights Law, the Law of Armed Conflict, the Congolese Military Justice and Trial Advocacy. 

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